To say I can't live without a Big Shot may be exaggerating a bit. After all, I could still breathe without one! But I sure wouldn't want to create cards without one.
I was a very new stamper when the Big Shot came out in 2009, and I looked at the price tag ($99.95), and thought "Why would I want to spend that much on a tool, and then have to spend even more on dies! I'd rather just buy punches." Silly me!
It didn't take long before I saw all the cool things the Big Shot can do that punches can't. Dies, Embossing Folders, Embosslits, Letterpress Plates, and now Framelits and Edgelits, all give me so many possibilities for shapes and textures, that my stamping studio wouldn't be complete without it!
I looked back at all the projects I made in the past year, and found I used the Big Shot in about 2/3 of them. I thought I'd give you a little tour to show you just how versatile the Big Shot is.
Letterpress Plates combine ink with debossing, as in this background made with the Fancy Fan Letterpress Plate.
Dies allow me to cut out a myriad of shapes, like this one cut with the Beautiful Butterflies Die.
Framelits allow me to cut out a stamped image quickly and easily, or cut out a frame in a piece of card stock. This card uses the Labels Framelits to do both.
If you now know that you shouldn't live without a Big Shot, check back tomorrow for a special Big Shot offer! And if you're still wondering why I can't live without a Big Shot, it's simple–I don't want to!